Example sentences for: inscription

How can you use “inscription” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • The inscription over the archway reads, “Cidade do nome de Deus, não ha outra mais leal” (“City of the Name of God, None is More Loyal”) — a bit of praise attributed to Portugal’s King John IV in the 17th century.

  • For instance, a ninth-century B.C. inscription memorializing a victory over the "House of David" provides material evidence of the Jewish king's existence, while the remains of a crucifixion victim indicate that the Romans would have killed Jesus as the gospels allege.

  • Just as an example: I almost wish I didn't know that the inscription Emma Bovary put on the walking stick she gave to her lover, Rodolphe, was stolen verbatim from a gift that Gustave Flaubert got himself, from his lover Louise Colet.

  • I would like to think my inscription soothed the pain for him, cheered him up, and naturally this was my intention.

  • At the top of the village, near the church is a small cemetery overlooking the Mediterranean; a simple cement slab bears the inscription: Robert Graves, Poeta, 1895–1985.


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